Myosurus nitidus


Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 32: 194. 1905

EndemicSelected by author to be illustrated
Synonyms: Species Wooton & Standley
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
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Herbs, 1-1.9 cm. Leaf blades linear or very narrowly oblanceolate, 0.6-1.2 cm. Inflorescences: scape 0.5-0.9 cm. Flowers: sepals sometimes strongly veined, scarious margins narrow or broad; petal claw 3 times as long as blade. Heads of achenes 8-17 × 2-2.5 mm, exserted from leaves. Achenes: outer face orbiculate to rhombic, 0.8-1 × 0.6-0.8 mm, 1-1.3 times as high as wide, not bordered; beak 0.8-1 mm, 0.8-1.2 as long as outer face of achene, diverging (sometimes weakly) from outer face of achene, heads of achenes thus ±roughened by projecting achene beaks.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Under sagebrush
Elevation: 1800-2100 m


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Ariz., Colo., N.Mex.




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